TV News station claims to have recorded an interview with Banksy

ITV News has recently uncovered what experts say could be the only televised interview with the Bristol artist Banksy. A ‘forgotten’ television interview with a man who claims to be the elusive graffiti artist has been discovered in the vaults of ITV News. The report was filmed ahead of Banksy’s Turf War exhibition held in…

My Dog Sights

Set high on a hill in the Bedminster part of Bristol is this pure gem of art which totally commands your attention as soon as you climb the steep hill and navigate around some of the hi-rise buildings – whilst also admiring the fantastic Bristol views all around. A collaboration between Portsmouth based My Dog…

Upfest: Bear essentials

A new wall slightly off the beaten track of the photographed routes of North Street or the centre of Bedminster is a delight waiting to be discovered for all those that ventured to this part of the festival. Artist ATM was given quite a long thin wall to paint as part of the Upfest street…

Upfest: Enter the matrix

The yearly street art and graffiti festival ‘Upfest’ held in Bristol attracts a whole wealth of talent from across the UK and from across the whole world too. Born in Sao Paulo artist L7M or L7 Matrix arrived to bring his explosion of colour to a very white wall on Exmoor Street in the Bedminster…

Upfest: Angus robots

Local artist Angus has now been selected for three years consecutively to attend the street art and graffiti festival ‘Upfest’. Held for it’s tenth year now – Angus is no stranger as an artist to his home town of Bristol where the festival takes place over the last weekend of July. His recent work has…

Upfest: Stencil wowwing

A grey canvas on the side of Lilit Hair and Beauty was ready for it’s yearly makeover courtesy of the street art festival ‘Upfest’. The Upfest is now in it’s tenth year and Louis Masai was one of hundreds of invited artists to paint in Bristol in late July. Louis is known for his colourful…

Saw it first at Upfest!

It was the 10th anniversary of Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival where over 400 invited artists took to the streets of Bedminster in Bristol to take part in the Upfest. It was amazing to see so many walls were given over to act as giant canvas for the artists to paint but also…

Upfest: Kobra Lennon

Around 450 artists from all over the world descended on the city of Bristol to take part in Upfest – Europe’s largest street art festival held across a weekend in July. The suburbs of Bedminster and Southville were transformed as artists painted around the south of Bristol including this large wall just off the main…

South Park

Apart from all the street artists who arrive at Bristol’s Upfest to paint on large public walls there is also a space given over to hundred’s of other artists in attendance to paint on hoardings specially erected at the South Street Park. Just a minute’s walk away from Bedminster’s North Street the park is set…

Sokar Uno

Sokar Uno is a painter and street artist who has travelled from Germany to visit the Upfest street art festival in Bristol. Painting on a light terracota coloured wall set just off Bedminster’s high street – he began by painting the framework for his sprawling character. The statue-like figure was then painted in tones of…

Dan fest

Dan Kitchener aka DANK, aka DNK is now famous for epic scale murals, which feature his trademark oriental landscapes depicting rainy, neon filled city scenes and geisha women. He attended the Bristol-based street art festival Upfest to paint along with hundreds of other artists who have descended on the city for the two day event….

The history of street art in Bristol.

A six-minute video has been released featuring the streets of Stokes Croft in Bristol – showcasing the ever changing street art scene there from the last seven years. Stokes Croft has always been a magnet for street art and one photographer has been capturing the changing walls since 2008. Here they have compiled and edited…

Run rowdy run

RUN is a London based street artist originally from Italy whose works can be seen adorning street corners from China to Senegal and after some previous visits to Cardiff he has now paid a visit to our neighbours just across the water in Bristol. So on his whistlestop tour of Bristol back in February, Run…

Portuguese poet

Here’s some street art from Bristol that pays tribute to Fernando Pessoa – who was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, who was described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. Perfectly sited on a wall…

3Dom and the blockheads

A fantastic legal graffiti wall is housed alongside a railway track at Sevenoaks Park in Grangetown, Cardiff. The wall is ceremonally painted each year as part of The Roxejam event with other updates throughout the year. A walk past on a chilly Sunday afternoon brought my attention to a really colourful piece that I have…

Stinkfish in Bristol

Stinkfish is an artist from Colombia and has been travelling around the world painting huge colourful murals. His trademark style is normally a beautiful one layer stencil combined with some really colourful trademark abstract elements – here are a few examples from his own Flickr feed. He usually takes some candid photos of a person…